Our Mission Statement
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is a united community empowered by the Holy Spirit by modeling ourselves on Christ in sharing our heritage, preparing for our future and promoting Christian values through service to God and neighbor.
Welcome to St. John the Evangelist, Hondo, Texas, parish website. This website will help to keep you informed on everything that happens at St. Johns. We as a parish community are committed to offer support to our parishioners in their journey as disciples of Christ. Our parish seeks to offer several opportunities to our faithful to learn, nurture and share the gift of faith in Jesus Christ.
There is a story told concerning attending Mass regularly. A Church goer complained that going to church every Sunday made no sense. "I've gone for 30 years now", he said, "and in that time, I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But I can NOT remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time, and the priests are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all." After much deliberation, the priest's good friend responded: "I have been married for 30 years now. In that time, my wife and I have prepared & cooked at least 22,000 meals. I cannot recall the entire menu for one of those meals; though I know this, they nourished me and gave my family and me the strength needed to do our work. If we had not shared those meals, we would be physically dead today. Likewise, if we had not gone to church for nourishment, we would be spiritually dead today!
Let us nourish our faith and life and encourage those around us to join liturgical celebrations at St. Johns to praise and worship our God.
St. John’s remains grateful to all our parishioners who have been generous in their giving. Your sacrifice and commitment have sustained the work of the church. May I encourage you to continue to support the church through your offerings. In addition to weekly offerings at Mass, we have convenient online giving available. You may give online at https://www.givecentral.org/pew-card/941
or text the keyword SUNDAY to 830-218-1667.
I pray that you find love, care, warmth and above all spiritual growth being part of St. John's family. May the Lord bless you and your family.
Fr Babychan Arackathara msfs
Living as A Synodal Church
St. John’s Welcomes the Synod!
What is a Synod? First of all it’s a spiritual process led by the Holy Spirit. It’s a council of a church, assembly or meeting, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application.
Why a Synodal process and What is it’s purpose?
Pope Francis has invited everyone in the Church to embark on this journey together. Through listening and discernment rooted in the Holy Spirit, the entire People of God are being called to take part in this process-the synodal process-by which the Church deepens in understanding of her mission and looks towards the future.
As we proceed along the journey of the Synod, know that the goal is to discern how God calls us to walk forward together in a co-responsible way that is open to welcoming God’s inspiration over time.
More to come on the Synod. In the meantime reflect on how you see, feel, and dream about “Journeying together” in the Church.